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almost everything that ended up being in the final stimulus bill. harry reid has think it them for helping to drafted, and they brag on their website that they helped design this thing and push it through. glenn: ok. seiu. this is the labor group. they are the ones pushing through health care. this is acorn/seiu. there vice president is on the board of directors of apollo, correct? >> yes, a vice-president of the seiu is on the board of directors. glenn: ok, can you tell me where john podesta fits in on this? >> he is also on the apollo board and also with the center for american progress, which sends out the talking points for the blogs and the on-line activists. the acorn and the seiu, they get their talking points from that center for american progress email. glenn: ok, i just want to ask you. barack obama is keeps trying to separate himself from all of these organizations. he keeps giving speeches saying, "i am oneç of you guys. çi really am." but then he will distance himself over and over again from the individuals, but lsd ask you this. john podesta, van jones, now i
, it is important that we -- >> nancy pelosi, harry reid, and the rest of the people in congress, are they going to be willing to be on the same plan they are asking us to be on? sean: listen to those crowds. "angry mobs"? "manufactured"? what are your thoughts. >> i think it is organic, and i do want to make this point, and this is important. these are our electorates officials, and i think it is important that we treat them with respect and dignity -- these are our elected officials. this is important. we're going to be bringing something to you next week from our focus group. i hear that anger. but if it is an elected official, even if we disagree with them, i think we should treat them with respect and dignity. sean: i agree, but how about the dnc saying about the people showingç up our "kendry" -- are "angry"? is that manufactured? or is this real passion that people have? how about the respect for the people? >> sean, you are right. this is a real passion. we see it and all of the polling. we see that gzjáÑ is the obama support dropping, but the intensity of the opposition is increasin
. tonight, jillian tete, chris andersen, and senate majority leader harry reid. at 1:00 p.m. eastern, c-span2 live with a discussion of the massachusetts health care plan and how it might work nationally. iran corp. analyst has analyzed the plan. and pres. barack obama has explained his plan for military commitment in iraq and afghanistan. he will be in phoenix. we will have live coverage at 2:00 p.m. eastern. administration officials say he will also thank veterans for their service, but no word on whether he will mention health care after media reports today that the administration may change exposition on the government health insurance program. "washington journal" looked at that issue this morning. guest now is jim martin, the founder of the 60 plus association here to talk to us about older americans that health care. when is your group's position on the bills that are out there right now? guest: the proposals that have been put forth, we say first, do no harm. let's not take a wrecking ball to a system that works very well for seniors. we say, do not throw the baby out with the b
stimulus bill in 2008 that included almost everything that ended up being in the final stimulus bill. harry reid thanked them for design the final stimulus package that was enacted into law. they brag on their website that they helped design this thing and push it through. glenn: seiu, the labor group, the ones pushing through healthcare. this is acorn/seiu. their vice president is on the board of directors of apollo, correct? >> the president of seiu is on the apollo board of directors. >> tell me where john podesta is on all of this? >> he is on the apollo board and works for the center for the american progress, which sends out the daily marching orders, the talking points to the left side of the blogs and the on-line activists and those organizers out on the street, the acorn and seiu folks get their daily talking points from that center for american progress e-mail. glenn: america, i would like to ask you, barack obama keeps tieing to separate himself from all of these organizations. he's giving speeches and telling us i'm one of you guys, really i'm one of you, but then these organiza
, certainly if you are counting on speaker pelosi horse senate majority leader harry reid to sign off on it they are going to look for something where they can pass the pockets of their friends down the streets, and the people at the seiu and the afl-cio, where they need these kinds of bailout, or their pension funds are going to collapse. neil: all right, thank you. . wwww . . a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a
're not going to stand here. [ shouting ] >> harry reid and the rest of the people in congress and the senate, are they going to be willing to be on the same plan they're asking us to be on? >> but nobody's talking about setting up -- putting 47 million people in a public plan. we don't know that's going to be part of the bill. what we are talking about -- what we are talking about is giving people who don't have health insurance options. >> a direct assault on our personal liberties, our prernl freedom, our personal privacy. you need to open it up to the free markets. you need to get the government the hell out of our way. >> meanwhile, the health care industry is spending tens of billions of dollars to influence the reform debate and the battle is about to get even more fierce. our national political correspondent jessica yellin has that part of the story. >> reporter: here are some staggering numbers. $39 million. that's the amount of money the insurance industry has spent on lobbying since march. $133 million, the amount spent by the rest in the fight for health care reform. >> the frenet
, booktv weekend continues in prime time. tonight, julian kent, chris anderson, and harry reid. >> as the health care conversation continues, our health care of it is a key resource. go on line and follow the latest ads in links. keep up-to-date with current events and town hall meetings, even update with your own citizen video. >> this fall, and for the home to america's highest court. from the grand public places to those only accessible by the nine justices, the supreme court is coming first son i in october on c-span. >> "washington journal" continues. host: joining us now, duke university law school professor, scott silliman, talking about the military facility in guantanamo bay. guest: pleasure to be with you. host: what is the status of closing the military facility there? guest: it will be closed by january of next year, according to the president. that means that you have to read it -- relocate the more than 200 detainee's that are still there. the vast majority will never face a criminal trial. the dilemma for the obama administration is where to put these folks. host
obama knows it yet. i don't know whether harry reid knows it yet. i don't know if the american people know it yet. it's going to have to be a democratic bill. it will have to be through reconciliation. i believe, if barack obama puts the hammer to the democrats, sure, there are 50 votes there. >> michael graham, if reconciliation was okay when the republicans had the majority, why isn't it okay now that the democrats have had the majority? >> i think steve did a good job explaining things that have been used in the past. i hope every democrat listens to my buddy bill press. do it like you did with the stimulus package which has a whopping 33% approval rating. you don't need republicans. jam it down america's throat. >> we'll be happy to take credit for fixing the economy and delivering healthcare without one republican vote, and we'll take that to the voters in 2010, and the party of no will lose again. >> jean cummings, let me ask you. is there a political downside if the democrats go down this road of reconciliation in the senate? they obviously don't have 60 votes, but they could g
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. >> i don't trust pelosi. i don't trust harry reid. i don't trust steny hoyer. i don't trust barney frank. i want to see an accounting of the -- i want to see an accounting of the -- the -- the federal reserve. >> yeah, the bank bailouts. talk to me if you could about your experience yesterday. why did you feel the need to be as aggressive as you were? >> i was told that i -- i was told by arlen specter's people that there was going to be an open forum, and i would have at least five minutes of my time. i was guaranteed that i would get a chance to talk. and i get there at the meeting, and i am sitting there, and 30 cards were handed out to people to write down questions and ask questions. 30 cards were handed out. and, i mean, i have never been at a meeting before. what was i doing there if i was not going to be ask any questions? i mean, it was useless to be there. so i got up to leave -- i got up to leave and some bruiser grabs me, tells me to sit down, and he had no right to tell me to sit down when i am trying to leave. i am trying to leave and all of a sudden i am swarmed by p
. however, a spokesman for the senate's top democrat, harry reid, issued a warning, suzanne. he said that democrats' patience is not unlimited and democrats will ultimately do whatever it takes to pass health care. i'll read a statement from senate majority leader harry reid's spokesman. he said, "the white house still prefers a bipartisan bill." >> reporter: now, suzanne, that is just about one of the clearest statements yet on the record about what we've been hearing privately from democrats, especially in the past 24 hours. they are already quietly figuring out how to jump legislative hurdles to push through health care without republicans. why? because privately democrat leaders doubt the bipartisan talks will be successful. >> dana bash, thank you very much. ed henry, we'll leave it there. we'll join jack cafferty in new york with "the cafferty file." jack, what are you following? good to see you. >> suzanne. nice to see you. six months since the obama administration pushed through that massive $787 billion economic stimulus package, so where are the jobs? house republican whip
much hour to nancy pelosi, speaker of of the house, and harry reid, the senate majority leader, to push legislation forward. he hasn't exerted the powers of the presidency really to push this debate forward on a plan that he favors. he's quite equivocal on healthcare from week to week. do we require a government option? do we not? he's flip-flopped on that issue. this is a pretty tough time for him and unless he comes out of the august recess focused again, i think it's going to be a very difficult september through the end of the year. >> recently quoted in a piece in "the hill," written by sam youngman, analysis has been disaster for obama. you say that capitol has spent a bit at a time on a piece of legislation. light said, eventually it runs out. >> well, you know, lyndon johnson came into office huge congressional majority, just great political capital after lumping barry goldwater in the 1954 election. he had a large number of bills that had already been drafted that he had embraced as his own and he pushed and pushed for that first six months. he was saying all along that everyda
vilified as a un-american or evil-mongers which harry reid said a few days ago. when you hear all the attacks and demeaning you and me the activities we are undertaking on behalf of freedom, take heart because the american public is looking at the other side's attacks on us and they are looking at their preposterous stands on this issue. their statements on the issue. they are siding with us. americans are about common sense and they get when their freedoms are its stake and they stand up and fight when -- for those freedoms and your in the vanguard. i am encouraged by the poll numbers. i want to take a moment and tell you about americans for prosperity and americans for prosperity foundation. it started four and a half years ago. it was an idea that asked a question. we know that whenever there is a budget fight or tax battle, whether in washington or state capital, we know there are going to be people on the big government side. you always see that. maybe that is the public employee union standing up and saying we need the money for this government service. maybe it is for the r
friend in the senate. today i lost a treasured friend. from harry reid it was the thrill of my lifetime to work with ted kenny. from nancy pelosi no one has done more than senator kennedy to educate our children care for our seniors. from john kerry, we have known for sometime this day was coming. nothing makes it any easier. we have lost a great light in our lives and politics and it will never be the same again. now congress is in recess right now. most members are back in their states or with their families. many of them most likely still waking up and learning the sad news this morning. but, maggie as you said, this is likely to be a very different place when they come back in september. >> reporter: tough to imagine. nancy cordes on capitol hill. thanks nancy. we take you to boston and the john f. kennedy presidential library and museum where jim axelrod is standing by. i understand people have been bringing flowers. >> reporter: a lot of reaction and condolences here in massachusetts. not just from the prominent but the everyday folks remembering senator kenn
to work before their own recess. the gang of six is still trying to negotiate a health care deal. harry reid said moments ago that all that proves is that there are three republicans who are willing to work with democrats. republicans say that that is not really true and they have not really been invited to the table. trace: now to the heat in the country. janice dean. >> some summertime storms firing up across the midwest. there is one sl above missouri and illinois, above quincy, illinois. a severe flood warning in effect. a lot of heavy rain associated. across the southeast, some pop- up showers and storms. excessive heat warnings for parts of oklahoma, where we have triple digits again. trace: wendell goler is at the north lawn. maybe more money for cash for clunkers? >> maybe not. you might do well to buy a car in the next few days. the white house says that the program could be suspended or ended. republicans are using the unexpected popularity to cast doubt on the government estimates on health care reform. there will be talks about how to keep both programs on track. trace: let
-american or evil-mongers which harry reid said a few days ago. when you hear all the attacks and demeaning you and me the activities we are undertaking on behalf of freedom, take heart because the american public is looking at the other side's attacks on us and they are looking at their preposterous stands on this issue. their statements on the issue. they are siding with us. americans are about common sense and they get when their freedoms are its stake and they stand up and fight when -- for those freedoms and your in the vanguard. i am encouraged by the poll numbers. i want to take a moment and tell you about americans for prosperity and americans for prosperity foundation. it started four and a half years ago. it was an idea that asked a question. we know that whenever there is a budget fight or tax battle, whether in washington or state capital, we know there are going to be people on the big government side. you always see that. maybe that is the public employee union standing up and saying we need the money for this government service. maybe it is for the radical environmentalists sayin
to the average voter. host: for nancy pelosi and harry reid to write the word un- american instead of off-the- cuff speech in that, what does is say to you? guest: i am surprised they used the term. i think that is probably -- it pleases the democratic base, it is probably politically very risky to say that because clearly there is some organization behind the town hall meetings, but there is clearly also some gentleman -- genuine sentiment there. you have people showing up to voice their opinion, and whether it is an organized activity or not, it is an american activity. i would have thought they would probably steer clear of those types of terms and try to stay above it. it will be interesting to see what happens when president obama has his own town hall meeting today and see what kind of reaction he gets. host: austin, colorado. republican. caller: my question has to do with more of the deficit that is going to accelerate with the government-run health care. we are approaching the $12.10 trillion deficit in october, and there is a price tag between 800 billion up to $1.20 trillion fro
: in the senate majority leader harry reid's spokesman jim manly says -- one factor slowing the process, nominees with background problems, like former senator tom daschle. his cabinet appointment was derailed by tax troubles. meantime, notes the conservative heritage foundation, the president has appointed numerous policy czars. >> t.a.r.p. czar and the great lakes czar, they have all the different czars, the car czar. and numerous other czars, who are making very important, critical decisions in the government, but they don't have to go through senate confirmations. >> reporter: and the prospect of a policy czar overriding them, says one analyst, may well discourage good candidates for some of the executive cabinet positions. the record shows the obama white house is no farther behind on appointments than recent administrations. historians say it just reflects the massive scope of the u.s. government. louise schiavone for cnn, washington. >>> and first this hour -- washington is on a wild spending binge to fight the recession. that means with a little surprise, record-breaking deficits this yea
president obama, harry reid, and nancy pelosi. [applause] they have spent billions of dollars in the last few months and we areç trillions of dollas in debt. congressman connolly, you are our rep. you represent a week, the people. i employee -- implore you to vote no on this bill and prevent our -- i implore you to vote no on this bill and prevent our company from -- country from sliding further into recession. >> thank you. first, i am sorry for your loss. my grandmother had alzheimer's and was healthy otherwise. she lived a long time with this debilitating illness that was so devastating, to see someone you love gradually fade away as the person you knew. i have deep empathy for what he went through. but we say that while -- for what you went through. but let me say that all there may be an impression out there, especially for those who watched too much fox news -- i cannot help it, i am a democrat. but there are no panels that are going to tell you or your doctors with a loved one is going to get, suffering, for example, from alzheimer's. there are going to be studies looking at comp
suits ran -- were in. i do not think you should add nancy pelosi and harry reid's faces on mount rushmore. liberals may see obama's presidency as the second coming, but given his policies, i would not count on a second term coming. [applause] thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you. your very well dressed. now the fun starts. we have questions. you are already lined up. >> my name is courtney, and i am from the community college outside of box build tennessee. what is your next book, and as a going to be as good as your last book? >> they're all my children. i think they are also good. the next book is top-secret for now. i have to observe democrats a little bit longer. >> thank you. >> i go to college in arizona. in light of the recent battle tail light at the white house, if americans dismiss this, you think the current administration has the potential to overthrow our democracy? i am not seeing much difference between our government asking its citizens to report fission material -- fishy material and the nazi party asking people to turn into those who oppose them. >> i woul
leader harry reid. . . the agency's ignore the their marks at their peril because the appropriations committees make it very clear that if they don't fund the earmarked they will cut their budget the following year. that was literally what happened when citizens against government waste first of the -- started looking at here marks in 1989/1988. the head of the office of management and budget listed all of the unauthorid programs and projects that were in the propriations bills and technically should not be funded by the administration. he got some phone calls and a letter from the appropriations committee chairman saying if you ever come up with such a list again we will cut your budget in half. ey can't cut our budget because he was working with us for much of that time. we decided they can't do anything to citizens against government waste so we will take up this effort and a few years later in 1991 we did issue the first congressional takeover we give out anchor awards, leave these big books in our newsletter in the backs and see what the organization has done. this year in parti
. >> the spokesman for samet majority leader harry reid said that one of the intent to -- their hope is that it will be a bipartisan health care reform effort, they will get health care reform accomplished by any legislative means necessary. and i'm wondering if you could walk cost through -- obviously people in the white house have been talking to each other, strategizing about different ways that this can be done. first of all, could you comment on today's wall street journal story about the discussions about possibly splitting up the bill? but also, what are the thoughts -- obviously we all know that your intention is that it be a bipartisan bill but beyond that what are you planning for? >> i said this this morning. i have -- i read the story in the journal. i tried to get guidance from people. i have not been able to because many people get that from our are on vacation. we will try to get you better guidance on that in terms of splitting up bills. >> if you could give robert the numbers. [laughter] >> i mean jonathan story also had in their the president was going to meet with
harry reid. >> this fall, and to the home to america's highest court, from the grand public places, to those only accessible by the nine justices, the supreme court, coming the first sunday in october on c-span2 -- un c-span. >> now a discussion on technology issues facing congress and the obama administration including cybersecurity, national broadband and government information technology. the lobbying group tec america hosted this group in washington, it is about an hour. >> they will not serve a tech policy in washington. to that end i wanted to introduce phillip bond as soon as he put on his microphone, president of tech america. he will have a few opening remarks to kind of the lay of the land of the various issues that we have been watching and what we are looking for in the fall and then we have a number of our policy experts on hand and on the phone as well to facilitate what we hope will be a fruitful q&a session for all of you. >> thank you very much. can you pick it up or not? >> bear with me for one minute. i am technologically challenged. there we go. welcome to every
concerned about it and i know that harry reid is concerned about it, as well. he and i have talked about that. they are in recess until after labor day, if i am not mistaken. i am talking about the united states senate. obviously, the longer they are in recess and taking up regular business in washington, without our having two voices, the greater my concern is for it is that what you're getting at? >> why can't they come back this week? >> i think he should ask the legislative leaders about that. my understanding in talking with the senate president and the speaker is that they are moving this as quickly as they can. they have to and they owe to their membership to consult with their members and they have been trying to do that. >> [inaudible] >> i have heard from senator kerry who is on board with this proposal and shares these concerns. >> did the president's big about this? >> no, no. >> [inaudible] >> i am a democrat. i believe in democratic values. i believe in the values that senator kennedy reflected and worked so hard for, caring about being the voice of the voice less, trying t
do not think you should add nancy pelosi and harry reid's faces on mount rushmore. liberals may see obama's presidency as the second coming, but given his policies, i would not count on a second term coming. [applause] thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you. your very well dressed. now the fun starts. we have questions. you are already lined up. >> my name is courtney, and i am from the community college outside of box build tennessee. what is your next book, and as a going to be as good as your last book? >> they're all my children. i think they are also good. the next book is top-secret for now. i have to observe democrats a little bit longer. >> thank you. >> i go to college in arizona. in light of the recent battle tail light at the white house, if americans dismiss this, you think the current administration has the potential to overthrow our democracy? i am not seeing much difference between our government asking its citizens to report fission material -- fishy material and the nazi party asking people to turn into those who oppose them. >> i would not worry about that with
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